Mini Maker Monday

Mini Maker Mondays are our sessions for children 11 and under with their grown-ups.  Each session we will have a go at fun arts activities.

Our last session for 2018 is on 22nd October ‘Witch Craft’ from 11am to 1.30pm

Monstrous arty fun! We will be making masks, bats and paper pumpkins.

We do not hold sessions over the Christmas period to make way for the little panto with the big heart Beauty and the Beast.

We’ve added some information below answering your frequently asked questions but if you have any queries or want more information email or telephone 0191 427 8198.

Purchase your tickets online (scroll down) or from the box office.

A Mini Maker making glow in the dark paintings (with phosphorescent pigment).


  • How much? Kid’s tickets are £2 from the box office, accompanying grown-ups free.
  • Do I need to book in advance? You can but there are also limited numbers of tickets available on the day.
  • Do we have to come from the whole session? You can stay for the whole session or part of a session and you don’t need to arrive at 11am.
  • Do I have to come to every session? We know family life can be extremely busy so Mini Maker sessions are designed to be stand alone.
  • What should my child wear? We don’t have aprons so don’t come in your best outfit! Mini Makers isn’t messy play but we use paints etc.
  • I have a baby with me do they need a ticket? If they aren’t taking part no. There is limited room for prams in Daltons 5.
  • Can organised groups come? If you are a child minder or providing school holiday activity its best to book online to ensure there are enough places. It would also be useful if you could email so we can check child to adult ratios are safe.
  • Where does the session happen? Feedback told us people preferred sessions in Daltons 5 workshop across from the main house on the ground floor.
  • How can I get to Mini Makers at The Customs House? 10 mins walk from South Shields metro/bus station, 5 mins walk from Shields Ferry, free car park onsite… or speak to Red Line Taxis.
  • What else can I do with the kids in South Shields? Enjoy a meal in the Green Room, take a look at the exhibition in the gallery, watch a film our Redline Cinema, visit The Word, pop into South Shields Museum, enjoy our beautiful Marine Parks, the beach, funfair… definitely the place to be with the family in the school holidays.

We post images from sessions on social media follow Learning & Participation at The Customs House on Facebook or @customshouseLP on Twitter.

The Port of Tyne is proud to support The Customs House as a sponsor of projects which help young people gain confidence and skills towards employment.

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Call 0191 454 1234